Beauty Sick – Renee Engeln, PhD


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When Looking Good Becomes a Tragic Obsession


A beautiful 28-year-old Eurasian woman, LISA (not her real name), came to me to have eyelid surgery.  This was not at all an uncommon request. In the last ten years, there has been an increase of 58% of cosmetic surgeries performed on Asians.   Lisa was half Asian and she was requesting a preference to have more Caucasian looking eyes. I performed the eyelid surgery for Lisa. She was very happy with the results. Only it...

Is the Facelift dead?


It’s no secret that nonsurgical anti-aging treatments have become so effective that it begs the question: Has the facelift become obsolete? 

Non-surgical procedures such as injections of Botox and dermal fillers account for the vast number of cosmetic procedures that I have performed in the last few years, and these numbers are increasing.  This trend is likely to continue and is much more than a stop gap in between...

Raihana Mahan | Beauty from Afghanistan

Growing up in Afghanistan, my mom worked as a teacher and my dad was the Minister of Agriculture. We lived a very happy, normal life. We would go to carnivals ‘til late at night, or to movies with aunts, uncles and cousins. We could visit our relatives anytime we wanted and travel to other parts of the country.  Everything changed dramatically when Russia invaded. A curfew was implemented, and we were not as free as we used to be.


Royal Beauty Treatments

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a beauty queen is all about?  Mandy Schendel regularly visits the Paule Attar Salon and Spa in Bellevue to receive the royal beauty treatment.  Her visits start with a Anti-Toxin Body Wrap with Green Coffee* and continue with full makeup and hair styling that was captured here in a deluxe photo shoot by world renown luxury photographer Ilya Moshenskiy. As Miss Washington in the Miss America...

France by way of Morocco | Paule Attar

“When I was a child growing up in Morocco, we had so many orange trees,” Paule Attar recounts in her gorgeous, husky French accent. “As a kid, I would eat oranges fresh from the tree.. . .Any time you rub the peel over your hand, smell it and it is pure heaven!”

Since 1988, she has been the president and the technical and creative director of the European-style Paule Attar Salon and Spa in Bellevue, Washington. Ms. Attar has also...